If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious dairy-free frozen dessert, you’ll love this Vegan Peach Ice Cream recipe. You only need four ingredients.

two bowls of ice cream with gold spoons ready to eat

Peach Dessert

One of my favorite moments in summer is when all of the stone fruits come into season. There is just something so wonderful about having peaches, plums, melons, and berries all so readily available.

Now, of course, we are so lucky that we can buy frozen fruit all year round, so we don’t have to wait just for summer for these wonderful fruits. But, again, there is just something special about a fresh, ripe stone fruit that literally drips down your arm as you eat it.

If you are looking to make this recipe when peaches aren’t in season, though, you can use frozen peaches.

fresh peaches in a white colander

Making Homemade Ice Cream

Making dairy-free ice cream is actually much easier than you might think. There are lots of foods that can replace dairy, including:

  • coconut milk
  • soy milk
  • avocado
  • cashews
  • and more!

My preferred base when making homemade vegan ice cream is full-fat coconut milk. I think it provides the ideal mouthfeel and richness that is so reminiscent of regular ice cream. See my reasons for going dairy-free

Ingredients

So, for this easy 4 ingredients recipe, I used: coconut milk as the base, with the addition of fresh peaches, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. And, you can use either white peaches or yellow peaches for this recipe.

White peaches tend to be naturally sweeter, but yellow peaches offer a nice bit of acidity that works well for this recipe. You can use either type, though. 

yellow peaches sliced in half

Choosing your coconut milk can be a little tricky. One brand I recommend is Native Forest because it’s free of guar gum.

Getting back to the recipe, you can make homemade peach ice cream in just a few steps (be sure to check out my post on how to make homemade ice cream without a machine if that applies to you).

ingredients for homemade vegan ice cream

Recipe Steps

Step One

Gather your ingredients.

Step Two

Blend the peaches, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.

ingredients for homemade ice cream in a blender

Step Three

Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker (or use the freezer method if you don’t have an ice cream maker).

ice cream maker

Step Four

Freeze the mixture until the ice cream reaches the desired consistency.

Serve and enjoy!

bowl of ice cream with gold spoons for serving

I could tell by the color that this recipe was going to be great. And you won’t believe how delightful the peach smell is too! This is one of my favorite ice cream recipes so far, it turned out so creamy and bursting with peach flavor.

FAQs

What brand of ice cream maker do you use?

I got a Cuisinart ice cream maker at my bridal shower years and years ago and it has served me well. 

Can I use frozen peaches in this recipe? 

Yes, you can. I suggest measuring out 2 cups of frozen peach slices. Also, I wouldn’t chill the coconut milk if you are going to use frozen peaches. 

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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Vegan Peach Ice Cream (4-Ingredients, Easy)

bowl of ice cream with gold spoons

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious dairy-free frozen dessert, you’ll love this Vegan Peach Ice Cream recipe. You only need four ingredients.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Dairy Free
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce can of full-fat coconut milk, chilled (don’t chill the coconut milk if you are using frozen peaches)
  • 4 ripe yellow peaches, sliced with pits removed*
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Freeze your ice cream making bowl for at least 12 hours or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Combine the coconut milk, peaches, maple syrup, and vanilla in the base of a high-speed blender.
  3. Pour the mixture into the bowl of your ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 30 more minutes before serving.

Notes

*You can use frozen peaches, too. You will need about 2 cups of frozen peaches.

The ice cream will freeze very hard if frozen for longer than 8 hours. In this case, remove the ice cream from the freezer and let it sit on the countertop for at least 15 minutes before serving in order to soften a bit.

Keywords: homemade vegan peach ice cream using coconut milk, vegan ice cream, dairy free peach ice cream

 

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